Monday, February 25, 2008

A quick reality check...

Ugh!! I knew my eating habits haven't been the best lately although I have been making progress in improving them. There's nothing like a call from the doctor's office to give me the motivational kick that I need. I failed my glucose tolerance test last Friday, so Wednesday of next week I get to spend a delightful morning at the hospital lab for a longer 3 hour glucose test. On the plus side, it will give me some time to either do some more history reading or plan out at least 2 more science chapters. On the down side, I'm expecting to feel miserable most of the morning. The glucose drink on Friday made me feel extremely nauseous and generally miserable until almost lunch time. (I suppose that should have been my first clue since I've never felt that badly after a glucose drink in my previous pregnancies.) Hmm. Let's see that means no more caffeine free Pepsi (not so bad I've made it down to 1 or 2 a week), no more yogurt (Drat. Just when I thought I'd found another protein source. Oh well, dropping the dairy usually improves my allergies.), no more desserts (I was so looking forward to a piece of my MIL's red velvet cake tonight), and no more candy (at least there's none left in the house to tempt me). I'd really rather go eat a couple of pretzel rods for a snack, but I suppose it won't kill me to try eating a tangerine instead.

Oh, and of course, I'm slightly anemic again. No surprise there. It happens every time. Unfortunately, I don't tolerate the iron supplements very well, but I guess it never hurts to give them another try. I could always eat scrambled eggs every morning for breakfast until May if it doesn't work out.

1 comment:

susie said...

During my last pregnancy, I was extremely anemic. My hemoglobin was 8. I tried everything to get it back up - cast iron pans, red meat every day, chlorphyll, etc. The only thing that helped was taking a product called hematinic. It's made my solgar. I took 3 tablets 3 times a day for a week and then 3 tablets once a day for the rest of the pregnancy. The iron in it is chelated, which means it is gentle and doesn't cause constipation. I'm sorry to hear about your GTT. You might want to get up and walk around between doses. I haven't had a GTT since my second pregnancy. I hate them.

susie in tx
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